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UCR Libraries' Author Series: 2005-2006

UCR Libraries' Author Series: 2005-2006

UCR Libraries' Author Series: 2005-2006

The UCR Libraries’ Author Series presentations will be held at 3:15-4:30 p.m. in the Tomás Rivera Library, Special Collections and are free and open to the public.  The roster for the Series is as follows:

October 19, 2005 - Michelle Bloom, Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Literature/French & Director of UCR's Comparative Literature Program
In her first book, Waxworks: A Cultural Obsession (University of Minnesota Press, 2003), Dr. Bloom examines wax figures, wax museums, and their representation in literary works.

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November 16, 2005 - Clifford Trafzer, Professor of History
Dr. Trafzer edited Native Universe (National Geographic, 2004) and wrote the three major essays entitled “Our Universes,”  “Our Peoples,” and “Our Lives,” the main themes in the National Museum of the American Indian.

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January 18, 2006 - Armen Antonian and Lisa Iyer, UCR Alumnus and Alumna
L.A. Sensation (Infinity Publishing, 2004) chronicles the meteoric rise of America's most talked-about city. From cutting-edge style to smart cuisine, real trends happen in Los Angeles and reverberate around the world feeding a global audience hungry for all things L.A. That is the L.A. sensation.

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April 26, 2006 - Gary Young, poet and artist
Poet and artist Gary Young's book, No Other Life (Creative Arts Book Co., 2002) won the 2003 William Carlos Williams Award of the Poetry Society of America for the best book of poetry published by a small, non-profit, or university press.

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May 17, 2006 - Chris Abani, Associate Professor, Department of Creative Writing
Set in Nigeria, Chris Abani's novel Graceland (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2004) tells the story of Elvis Oke, an impoverished teenage Elvis Presley impersonator in love with American culture. It is included in the Los Angeles Time's "25 best books of 2004" and won the 2005 PEN Hemingway Book Prize.

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            For more information contact:
Melissa Conway
951-827-3233
melissa.conway@ucr.edu 

Other author series in Riverside:

Riverside Public Library Cultural Arts Series http://www.riversideca.gov/library/clc/events.htm

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